Abuja: Dry cleaner docked for allegedly selling customer's clothes worth N119, 000

 Crime Alert By: adekunle

Friday, August 10, 2018

Abuja – The Police on Friday arraigned a 29-year-old dry cleaner, Benjamin Ayuba in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly selling his customer's clothes.

The defendant of Kubwa, Abuja, was docked for alleged criminal breach of trust.

The prosecutor, John Okpa, told the court that one Abubakar Abdullahi of Department of State Services (DSS), FCT Command reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Aug. 3.

He said the complainant on May 8, entrusted nine wears valued at N119, 000 to the defendant to wash for him.

He further said the defendant dishonestly sold the said clothes and converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 312 of the Penal Code.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Anenin Enabosi urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, assuring the court that a reasonable surety would be provided.

The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000, with one surety in like sum, that must reside within the court's jurisdiction.

He adjourned the matter until Sept. 17 for hearing. (NAN)